January 06 2016 11:46PM
Don't look now, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are on a 103 points pace since November 10th. It's impressive how this team has turned itself around now that some percentages have evened out and the roster has finally bought into what Mike Babcock has been trying to sell them. Tonight was a good example of that; the team rebounded from a poor start to roll over the Anaheim Ducks.
January 06 2016 10:35AM
Everybody's favourite Estonian-born, Swedish-speaking, Russian-developed Finn is about to represent the Leafs on the biggest stage you could possibly play on without any actual significance. This, of course, refers to the NHL All-Star game, which will be played in just a few weeks in Nashville.
January 05 2016 02:27PM
While many of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization's prospects at the Wolrd Juniors had earlier or less fortunate exists than anticipated, Finnish forward Kasperi Kapanen had the best finale of the bunch, scoring the overtime winner in today's Gold Medal game.
January 04 2016 03:44PM
New year, new Leafs! Actually, I'm pretty sure Mike Babcock and Co. would be okay with sticking iwth the present Leafs; outside of the first month of the season, the team is on a 103 point pace. The fact that they're still near the bottom of the standings shows you the danger of digging an early hole, but there's no doubt in my mind that they're okay with the play of the present.
While we wait to see if that continues, though, let's tackle some of your hot-topic questions from the past few days.
January 03 2016 08:07PM
Photo Credit: Mike Ivall / @M_IvallOJHLI
The Toronto Maple Leafs have shaken up the depth chart a bit today, sending right winger Richard Panik to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Jeremy Morin. Both players are 24-year-old second-round picks from the 2009 entry draft and have been playing for their American Hockey League affiliates all season.